As the expression goes, everyone loves the idea of education reform, until those reforms have a face. Over the years the aforementioned statement has proven true in Caddo Parish as several needed reform attempts by past administrations have been...
Like it or not, race is a factor- — a major factor — in Northwest Louisiana politics. The upcoming 2014 election for Shreveport mayor will most likely result in the election of Shreveport’s second black mayor, if for no other reason than a strong white candidate has yet to surface.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)— Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday demanded that federal officials abandon their challenge of his state's voucher system, accusing the Justice Department of being more interested in doing favors for teacher unions than helping students.
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra had loaned this valuable instrument to Mrs. Horowitz’s son, Jason, concertmaster for the local Youth Symphony. The boy’s mother put his fiddle on the roof of her vehicle, forgot about it, and drove off. Police say witnesses reported spying an empty violin case lying by the road.
However, the number of people who text and drive continues to grow across our nation. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that nearly one in three drivers texts or sends e-mails while driving, a habit that places them at a substantially higher risk of being involved in a vehicle crash.
Natural resource conservation is paramount to the ongoing strength of our nation. Healthy soil contributes to agricultural productivity. Healthy forests clean our water and air. Vibrant waterways are critical for our health, for transportation and for trade.
The current race between Mike Miller and Brady O’Callaghen is, to date, a real yawner, with the exception of a possible public ethics violation by the Caddo DA’s staff. Calls were made last week from the appeals division of D.A. Charles Scott’s office urging attorneys to attend a fundraiser for Caddo Assistant District Attorney O’Callaghen.
And my interest in methamphetamine grew out of the serious harm that often befalls the innocent victims of meth manufacture and use -- the children who live where meth is being manufactured and/or used. I am going to review these dangers once again in this week’s column.
In January, Congress extended some of the 2008 Farm Bill programs for nine months. This didn’t include important disaster assistance programs for farmers and ranchers. On Sept. 30, many of these programs will expire, leaving producers and rural communities without a wide variety of Farm Bill programs.